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Thread: heat pump hook up with hose ?

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    heat pump hook up with hose ?

    bought a aquacal tropical 55,000 btu heat pump have a 1.5 h.p. pump on filter can I use hose for hook up instead of hard plump with pvc or will I lose to much friction lose has a 3" connect at pump want to use my 1 1/2 in hose
    18' by 33' 52" AG oval pool 15,700 gallons brand new going up 6-6-11
    22" pentair sand filter 1 1/2 hp motor wide mouth skimmer and main drain center bottom hard plumbed

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    Re: heat pump hook up with hose ?

    Just as long as you've got 20 - 45 gpm to the Tropical Heat Pump, it will work just fine. Most likely your 1.5 hp pump will give you more than 45 gopm, in which case you'll need to plumb the heater with a bypass valve. Your owners manual should show you how to do that. If not, contact me and I can further instruct you.
    You mentioned 3" connect at pump. Since it goes from pump to filter, what is the pipe size on the outlet of your heater?
    Sean Assam - Sean@teamhorner.com
    National Accounts and Commercial Products Manager
    AquaCal Heat Pumps www.aquacal.com
    AutoPilot Salt Chlorine Generators www.autopilot.com

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    Re: heat pump hook up with hose ?

    hi Sean sorry its a 2" inlet and outlet on the pump. my filter pump puts out 35gpm so I'm good there. What I need to know is can I reduce down to an 1 1/2 for my hoses right at the pump connects or do I need 2' of pvc coming out of the heater then reduce there for the hoses?
    18' by 33' 52" AG oval pool 15,700 gallons brand new going up 6-6-11
    22" pentair sand filter 1 1/2 hp motor wide mouth skimmer and main drain center bottom hard plumbed

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    Re: heat pump hook up with hose ?

    You can reduce the pipe size at the heat pump.
    Sean Assam - Sean@teamhorner.com
    National Accounts and Commercial Products Manager
    AquaCal Heat Pumps www.aquacal.com
    AutoPilot Salt Chlorine Generators www.autopilot.com

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    Re: heat pump hook up with hose ?

    ok great thanks
    18' by 33' 52" AG oval pool 15,700 gallons brand new going up 6-6-11
    22" pentair sand filter 1 1/2 hp motor wide mouth skimmer and main drain center bottom hard plumbed

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